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An open space for nerding out

An open space for nerding out

Avery Bliss

November 10, 2016


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For most college students, the idea of watching anime probably doesn’t cross their minds. It either isn’t what they are used to seeing on their screens or isn’t appealing because they know nothing about it.     But the Anime and Video Game Club here at Johnson State College is...

Tasty and unique food on the go

Tasty and unique food on the go

Cayla Fronhofer

November 10, 2016


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Gas stations and convenience stores are vital to travel, especially in a state with so much distance between towns, but they aren’t usually known for their quality food products. In a landscape of cold, pre-made gas station subs, The Cupboard Deli and Bakery in Jeffersonville stands out.   Positioned...

VT Digger founder speaks about journalism and pursuing dreams

Patrick Musgrave-Losey

November 10, 2016


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Getting a job with an English degree isn’t the easiest thing in the world, especially in Vermont where there are writers in every nook and cranny. Becoming a successful journalist is even more challenging.   Anne Galloway is an excellent example of an individual who, against all odds, has...

Anxious? You are not alone

Anxious? You are not alone

Jacob Greenia

November 10, 2016


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While in the throes of anxiety or depression, being a student can seem like an afterthought. For many, mental illness such as the various forms of anxiety and depression inhibit even the simplest daily tasks. Homework, relationships and professional development seem impossible when you are white-knuckling...

Alcohol and sexual violence

Alcohol and sexual violence

Emily Mullaney

October 31, 2016


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If you look at the calendar for all of the events during Alcohol Awareness Week, you’ll see plenty of events focusing on the effects of alcohol, such as the beer goggle Mario Kart tournament, fact or crap, and a DUI simulator, but you’ll also see a couple of events focused more on the relationship...

A cultured and serene culinary experience

A cultured and serene culinary experience

Jacob Greenia

October 31, 2016


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Brisk Sunday mornings in October are meant for going to cafés with your significant other. Follow that up with a romantic walk in the city park near the ageless fountain and that developing cold is no longer on your mind because the warm hand of your lover you hold melts away any congestion. Or it could...

Spooky film contest brings creativity and fear to St. Albans

Spooky film contest brings creativity and fear to St. Albans

Cayla Fronhofer

October 31, 2016


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Halloween is well known as a time for spooky stories and thrilling tales, but it is also a chance to push the limits of your creativity. While other people are coming up with crazy costumes and disturbing décor, teams of hobbyist filmmakers are creating frightening films to enter into the Northwest...

I was a child candy fiend

I was a child candy fiend

Avery Bliss

October 31, 2016


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Halloween: that magical time of the year synonymous with candy, costumes and small children yelling “trick-or-treat” at every house they come to.   But as those same children grow up and enter college and, in some part, the world of adults, Halloween takes on a new meaning. In college, I...

Women push snowboarding boundaries in new film

Women push snowboarding boundaries in new film

Ian Major

October 13, 2016


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Full Moon: |ful-mun| - n. A community of nomadic snowboarders who are living their dream, chasing powder. When these individuals come together, they encompass the full circle – the past, present and the future of women’s snowboarding. “There is no present without the past and no future without...

Taking Back Sunday matures with new album

Taking Back Sunday matures with new album

Jacob Greenia

October 13, 2016


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“So what’s gonna happen when the old man goes? Will you embrace chaos or take control?” asks lead vocalist Adam Lazzara on the title track to Taking Back Sunday’s seventh full-length record, “Tidal Wave.” The lyric is reflective of a matured band whose lineup underwent numerous changes after...

“Curse of the Dragon Slayer” unintentionally hilarious

“Curse of the Dragon Slayer” unintentionally hilarious

Avery Bliss

October 13, 2016


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Have you ever watched a movie where every moment is more incredulous than the last? Well, if you haven’t yet, consider having your mind blown by watching “Curse of the Dragon Slayer,” located on Netflix.   The whole film looked like someone with $10,000 and a computer decided to make a...

“War Dogs”: As exciting as dining hall food

“War Dogs”: As exciting as dining hall food

Richard Ahlgrim

October 13, 2016


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The dramatic yet comedic movie “War Dogs,” released in the United States on Aug. 19, made over $14 million opening weekend. “War Dogs” is based upon the true story of David Packouz, a massage therapist in his early 20s, and his childhood friend Efraim Diveroli.  The duo begins working together...

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